Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, following a proclamation by President Barack Obama, today (Sept. 12) ordered U.S. and Connecticut flags to fly at half-staff until sunset on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 in honor of 52-year-old Ambassador John Christopher Stevens and the American personnel who were killed in Benghazi, Libya yesterday.
Some news reports say that the attack on several embassies and consulates were in reaction to a film released about Mohammad in which he is depicted as a liar, homosexual and child abuser.
“We know that the work to build nations and strengthen our global relationships is difficult and dangerous, and we are cognizant of just how many Americans undertake these efforts in embassies and consulates across the world. We stand with the President and the rest of the country in condemning the perpetrators of this attack,” Malloy said.
Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman said, “The attacks in Libya are a terrible reminder of the dangers that American personnel continue to face in some of the more troubled parts of the world.”
“Ambassador Stevens and the rest of the embassy staff served our country with honor and dignity. Our hearts go out to everyone who is grieving their loss today,” Wyman said.
Posted September 12, 2012 – links and YouTube video (US Gov) added by HTNP.com Editor Brenda Sullivan
(obituary) “John Christopher Stevens, U.S. Ambassador to Libya died at 52,” Washington Post, Sept. 12 2102 http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/john-christopher-stevens-us-ambassador-to-libya-dies-at-52/2012/09/12/b1c00cee-fcd0-11e1-8adc-499661afe377_story.html?wprss=rss_homepage
(coverage of the attacks) “U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens killed in consulate attack in Benghazi,” ABC News, Sept. 11, 2012 http://abcnews.go.com/International/US-ambassador-libya-christopher-stevens-killed-consulate-attack-benghazi/story?id=17215154#.UFEcM66Hxj4
“What’s on Mohammad film that sparked Muslim protests?” http://www.interaksyon.com/article/43005/background–whats-on-mohammad-film-that-sparked-muslim-protests
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